Karthik is an Indian playback singer.Karthik started his professional singing career as a backing vocalist and soon became one of the most sought-after singers in Tamil cinema going on to become a popular vocalist in South Indian cinemas spanning multiple languages and attracting collaborations with many leading composers.
Karthik had an interest in music early in his life and had learnt Carnatic music during his school days. Later on he started singing for his college band and regularly participated in IIT Madras Fest ‘Sarang’.
an ardent fan of A. R. Rahman, Karthik always dreamt of meeting the musical great. After searching a lot of avenues, he happened to find out that one of his close friend`s cousin was singer Srinivas, who sang many songs for Rahman. During their brief chat, Srinivas asked Karthik to sing a few lines, and was impressed by his voice and asked him to look at singing more seriously. Taking cue, Karthik resumed his singing lessons.